Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Transplant Headlines

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A five-year-old boy from Grimsby was all smiles today after he became the 50,000th person to receive a kidney transplant in the UK.Kyle Nuttall
From the Daily Mail in the UK:

Kyle Nuttall had spent most of his life in hospital before his operation at St James's Hospital in Leeds earlier this month. He was diagnosed with an infection that led to chronic renal failure at just ten months old.

In the years that followed Kyle struggled with his growth and weight, and was unable to enjoy everyday foods like bananas and potatoes because he was on a strict diet. Read the full story.

Organ Donation Brings Smile To Victim's Family
From television station KDKA:
News that Logan Vaughan's "black and gold heart" was given to someone from Cleveland is bringing a smile to his family.

MONONGAHELA (Pennsylvania) (KDKA) ― The family of a local teenager who was killed in a car accident on December 8th is taking comfort in knowing that his legacy will live on.

Ringgold High School student Logan Vaughan, 18, of Monongahela, died after the car he was riding in hit another car along Route 136 in Washington County.

Family members say Vaughan was a diehard Steelers fan who was buried in his favorite Willie Parker jersey. The Steeler player even signed a football and Terrible Towel which relatives placed in the casket with Vaughan.

"We believe that Logan had a black and gold heart," his cousin Machall Pocky told KDKA last week.

Now, news that Logan's heart was given to someone from Cleveland is bringing a smile to his family.

In an email from the Vaughan family, Jenica Suty wrote:

"Logan was also an organ donor and we always said he had a black and gold heart... his heart went to someone from Cleveland. We joked all week about this because we said some Cleveland fan is going to wake up from surgery with a change of heart in what team they cheer for."

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